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? what's out? what's in in the republican party that just took a licking? bob shrum is a democratic strategist and columnist at the daily beast, and john brabender ran rick santorum's presidential campaign. i expect you gentleman to play fair and aim directly below the belt. just kidding, bob. i want to ask you as a liberal, a progressive, looking across at the right you see jim demint, a guy the late tim russert once said i can't believe jim demint is a senator. he is the leader, the ramrod of all those right wing challenges. he put up ron johnson to beat mitch mcconnell because he's too liberal. he's leaving, quitting his senate seat, giving it up, to run the heritage foundation. we have other stuff coming up, but let's start with that. >> first of all, he's going to make a lot more money. ed fuelner, who is leaving, makes $1 million a year. demint has a net worth of $140,000. secondly, the leadership has tried to rein him in. they've said, you can't go out and go after these conservative republicans with really conservative republicans in primaries because you're setting us up to
by senator rob portman, senator bob corker. republicans are saying he's probably going to easily win confirmation because he's probably one of the club. >> let's talk about another member of the club. susan, a much tougher fight would be if he chooses to nominate chuck hagel for defense. the coming attacks on chuck hagel will make the susan rice episode seem kwant. those attacks have already begun. send us hagel and we will make sure that every american knows that he's an antisemi-semite. he was asked about the influence of apec, a pro-israel lobby. the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here. i'm a united states senator. i'm not an israeli senator. >> well, i'd certainly think he's going to be put through the ringer more than senator kerry who will be very, very easily confirmed. but hagel has a lot of friends in the senate. not as many as he used to because there's been some turnovers. some of the newer senators don't have the respect and consideration they might have for a former colleague. but he's got excellent credentials. he's got two purple hearts. he was an enlisted
day. i think this time -- >> i think that's right. bob, you're a pro. let's go through the first one. perception is about the enthusiasm level. we were watching the last election. you could see well before the election of 2008 the excitement for obama. i felt it myself obviously at the rallies we'd go to. all the speeches. this time around it was an effective excitement. it wasn't we love this guy's speeches. the speeches weren't that great this time by obama, but it was effectively excited because they decided to vote for other reasons. how come it wasn't palpable that this guy was going to get the same turnout he got last time? >> well, it was clear to joel benenson who was the obama pollster and who got it right on the money. it was clear in the average polls. i think john is right about this, there was an assumption inside the party that there was going to be a different electorate. >> did you see it, bob? did you see the excitement this time we both saw in '08 for obama? >> of course you didn't see the same level of excitement, but i saw a level of determination that was intense
cialis for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. well, if itmr. margin?margin. don't be modest, bob. you found a better way to pack a bowling ball. that was ups. and who called ups? you did, bob. i just asked a question. it takes a long time to pack a bowling ball. the last guy pitched more ball packers. but you... you consulted ups. you found a better way. that's logistics. that's margin. find out what else ups knows. i'll do that. you're on a roll. that's funny. i wasn't being funny, bob. i know. >>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." it's santa claus versus paul ryan. that's right. action.org, a coalition of progressive groups, turned to santa to spread the word about middle class tax cuts. and he has a run-in here with the house budget chairman. >> paul. >> oh, yeah. hey, santa. >> paul, i was looking for you. >> i got to run. i got people waiting for me in my office. i got to get going. >> i just want to give you the heads up, two weeks. coal on the list right now, my friend. don't be a scrooge this christmas time. call congress today and urge them to vote for tax cuts for 9
magazine. bob, you really had the backstory on what went on last night. i'm surprised to hear the congressman say it wasn't just the most conservative members of the republican house. does that comport with your understanding? >> sure. there are a few moderates who were against -- >> a few. >> a few, but this was really driven by the conservatives in the house who went to john boehner at 7:00 last night and they say we cannot support this at all. remember, there are 241 republicans in the house. boehner could risk having 24 defections. i hear the number was between 30, 50, maybe even 60 defectors. boehner pulled the entire thing from the floor, went ahead of the conference, said a prayer about serenity, and pulled the entire thing from the floor and sent everybody home. >> what was the basic objection. the congressman just said it wasn't a perception they would be participating in a raising of taxes. >> it really comes down to politics, michael. you have been in politics for decades. you know how it works. a lot of them said i can't go home and sell a tax rate increase, even i
and bob shrum. gentlemen, it's great to have you on. because i find that i keep trying to figure through the mind set that we were hearing what is called the mainstream media, where we kept hearing that romney has a really good thing of winning this thing and from the establishment types and then all of a sudden there's an election and there's this other america, some of it was other america in the sense of the book. your thoughts, john? still using terms to sort of diminish or separate poor people, minorities from being of the american electorate, like it's, oh, it's that over there. that's that. >> look, the franchise is a thing that's evolved through american history and once upon a time you had to be white and mail and own property and i think there still is an embedded mentality that those are the only people whom at least make considerate decisions, right? maybe the others should be allowed to vote but they are not thinking for themselves so they are being pulled out of their apartments. others are making the decision for them and they are going along in a way that isn't quite the
former senator bob dole was wheeled on the senate floor to rally support for the u.n. convention for rights of persons with disabilities. more than 125 countries have ratified this treaty already. here at home it was supported by a bipartisan group, including john kerry and john mccain. but the vote fell short of the 66 required votes, two-thirds required. an issue is belief by some republicans, many of them, that by signing the treaty the united states would somehow surrender some sovereignty to united nations. with me now are two advocates of this treaty, senator john kerry of massachusetts, chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and ted kennedy jr., a long-time champion of disability rights and president of the mal marwood group. it's hard for me to understand the ideological. of notion of something it taken over in our world that we have to fight even though we can't put our finger on it. >> they argued they were afraid we were giving up sovereignty of nation and somehow the united nations would be able to tell us what to do. neither are true. there is no requirem
. we've got guests on both side of this fight tonight. bob king is president of the united autoworkers. scott hagerstrom is michigan state director for americans for prosperity. let me show you what the governor said earlier today when he was a guest on "andrea mitchell reports." >> the way i viewed it, it's on the table, it's a hot issue. let's show some leadership, so i stepped up to say when i review it, i think it's a good thing. it's about being pro-worker, giving freedom of choice to workers. secondly it's about economy development. we will get more and better jobs coming to michigan because we're going to be more competitive. it's important to make a distinction with wisconsin and ohio. that was about collective bargaining. that was about the relationship between employers and unions. this has nothing to do with that. right to work is about the relationship between the union and workers, and this is about being pro-workers, giving workers the choice. if anything, this should encourage unions to be more responsive to workers in terms of saying they need to show a value propositio
restrictions ends your virginity. you are the enemy. your thoughts? >> well, it's great that bob casey has come out for these things, but if all that happens at the end of the day is that we have a ban on a certain type of weapon or a certain type of magazine with a certain type of capacity, 100 bullets, let's say, we'll have failed here. you know, it's not just about the guns. it's how people get guns. what people have to do in order to get guns. we should be treating these more like automobile licenses. you should have to prove you know how to use these things. you should prove you understand the law around the use of guns and things like that. if we start talking about that, then we'll be realistic. i think what's happening now for a lot of these politicians is we've had this moment here in our culture which is pretty horrific, and they're running for the hills a little bit, running scared, so they're going to look for something they can do that is maybe better than nothing but largely cosmetic. just like the assault weapons ban was largely cosmetic. >> give me a ron reagan gun bill. >> a ro
have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. >>> back to "hardball." first, jon stewart on the status of the talks between democrats and republicans and how to avoid that cliff. >> so is there a deal? >> there's of course no deal -- >> of course! is uxere a prospect for a deal? >> there's not a prospect for a deal. there aren't even very many talks going on. >> you're killing us. give us something. >> for the first time there are numbers on a piece of paper from both sides. >> numbers on paper! highway are negotiations being conducted before they decided to put numbers on paper? were the two sides just spray painting a side of a camel hoping it wandered by the other's office? >> there's that. here's one on the stakes of going over the fiscal cliff from mr. simpson's mr. burns, very unpopular and rich ceo. >> any word from karl rove. >> despite what he's been telling you, it's over. romney lost. >> damn it. i guess it's time i explained to these good people the upcoming fiscal cliff. think of the economy as a car and the rich man is the driver. if you don't give the drive
correspondent bob bazell. good to see you, bob. when we talked last night, what you said was we were missing a critical piece of information, which is where is the clot, and it's in the vein situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear. what can you tell us? >> this is a vein that drains blood from the brain into the central circulation system. the danger with it, because it's so close to the brain, is that if the clot were to grow, it could go inside the brain and become a stroke. that didn't happen according to the doctors. it's appropriate to treat this kind of clot with anti-coagulant therapy. one of the things everybody was talking about before was usually when somebody has a concussion, they get a blood clot called a subdural hematoma and that cannot be treated with that therapy because it presents certain dangers. because this is in a vein outside the brain it can be treated. it's a fairly rare complication with concussions, but it is a possibility. >> obviously, the big concern, that would have been the kind of result of a concussion that killed natasha
by bob casey. >> he's not the only one. joe manchin, the senator from west virginia, on monday was saying this has changed his thinking. of course, these are two democrats -- >> but manchin hasn't said he will vote for these two bills. bobby casey said he will. it's different to have conversations, another to make a commitment. >> i think there will be more and more lawmakers who will follow what casey has done. i don't think he's the only one, and i think we'll start seeing some republicans -- >> it's the toughest case. let me go to ron reagan. i know pennsylvania defeated years ago joe clark, a great liberal senator, on this issue. first guy i ever voted for actually. now it's back. i know the people on the gun side of the argument, i know them closely. they will be out there vigilantly looking for any traitor they find, anybody who dares to vote for any kind of restriction, and any restrictions ends your virginity. you are the enemy. your thoughts? >> well, it's great that bob casey has come out for these things, but if all that happens at the end of the day is that we have a ban on a
oval office. john feehery is a republican strategist and bob shrum is a columnist for the dale bibeast. gentlemen, sometimes i feel the cosmos shifts and all of a sudden things are all of a sudden different. over and over and over again starting with the sopranos, this incredible focus on jersey. boardwalk empire, the wives of new jersey, the boss, springsteen on both major tablets, front page at the fund-raiser. everything, the four seasons, the jersey boys. everything is about jersey. it's always been jor looked. it's a commuter city. all of a sudden it's in the foreground and sandy is the biggest tragedy in the kurnt for a lot of people and who is leading it this big guy with a real jersey attitude. every time we talk to him now we're talking president. >> there's a reason all those wall street financers were begging chris christie to run last time, because they thought he could win and i think if he had run this time, he had -- he could have got all those blue collar guys in michigan, all the blue collar guys in ohio, all the blue collar guys in wisconsin. he's a blue collar guy an
in benefits. >> bob, we've run out of time for tonight, but i want you to come back on the show in the future. after we close the show, let's keep talking about it on our website, bob greenstein, thank you for joining us, "the ed show" is next. >> getting serious. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. as i said, getting siers on guns in the hands of dangerous people. the president has given viesz president biden a month to deal with high capacity ammunition >> getting serious. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. as i said, getting siers on guns in the hands of dangerous people. the president has given viesz president biden a month to deal with high capacity ammunition clips, mental illness and a vie lent culture. it's the brew that blew in newtown, connecticut. is there something we can do? the fiscal cliff, the president says we're so close, it makes no sense to fail. well, let's see tonight. how close is close and whether or not the grown ups can bring this to a healthy conclusion. and back to benghazi, there's reports in the state department here that christopher stevens didn't hav
? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. >>> back to "hardball." in the "sideshow," a protest takes a turn for the better. it started out when ohio senator rob portman took to a stage at a fix the debt conference in washington today. a group of protesters pre-empted portman's speech with a staged walkout and a chant about republican plans to cut spending. it was caught on camera by buzz feed. >> we're gonna grow, not slow, the economy. we're gonna grow, not slow, the economy. we're gonna grow, not slow, the economy. we're gonna grow, not slow, the economy. >> but here is how the episode ended. there you see senator portman with four of the protesters after his speech. well, according to buzz feed, portman and those four protesters, all ohio residents, had an impromptu meeting after his speech ended. it lasted about 20 minutes and concluded with that group photo. i guess that's one way to be a politician and a protester. get the guy's attention, he gets their attention, they meet, you have a meeting, something gets done. >>> also, why is sarah palin apologizing to f
, it's a great job, absolutely. you know, i talked to bob graham about it. he said, charlie, when you're governor of the state, it's like being the quarterback of the football team. you have the opportunity to call a lot more plays than you do when you're serving in the u.s. senate. you're more of a speck taker of what's going on. >> where was he when i needed him? where was he when you needed him? >> he's right there. >> because if he had advised you to do that, you would still be governor. >> yeah. well, maybe so. i had the wonderful opportunity and my wife did to have dinner with governor graham and adelle, and they are lovely people, and he is a great floridian and a great friend. >> if you had to advise somebody young deciding which political party, what would be your main knocks against the republican party 2012, right now? >> well, i just don't think they're very toll lant anymore and not very compassionate. at least the leadership. and i make that distinction because my mom and dad are compassionate people and they're still republicans, moderate republicans and i love them to
, it's a great job. absolutely. i talked to bob graham about it and he said charlie, when you're governor of the state, it's like being the quarterback of the football team. you have the opportunity to call a lot more plays than you do when you're serving in the u.s. snalt. senate. you're more of a spectator. >> where was he when you needed him five years ago. if he would have advised you to do that, you'd still be governor. >> well, maybe so. i had the wonderf fuful opportu and my wife did, and they are lovely people. he is a great floridan and a great friend. >> if you had to advise somebody, what would be your main knocks against the republican party 2012 right now? >> well, i just don't think they're very toll rant anymore. and not very compassionate. at least the leadership. my mom and dad are very compassionate people and they're still republicans. and i love them to death. but i think the leadership of the party really has lost its way. i was proud to be what i was. it was the party of teddy roosevelt who founded and set up our national parks system. those things are im
continuing the bush tax cuts for under $500,000 a year. something they agree on. >> because of what bob's saying is they're worried some voters are going to look at that -- >> unaware of reality that they would confuse this week with next week in terms of the same results. >> governor norquist agrees with you. but some republicans especially in the house who are unwilling to make the plan "b" type deal. >> but in the end where do you think it's going to end up? $500,000? $600,000? >> it's going to be in the middle. closer to obama's $400,000. >> i think that's about right. sounds about like $400,000. >> which leaves out less than 2% of the people. >> absolutely. >> people say that's an average income. most people make about $40,000 a year. that's average. $40,000 and that's with three or four kids too. >> there's only a couple places in the country somebody would look at $400,000 and think it's extremely wealthy. >> even in washington, d.c. if you make $400,000 for a couple you're rich. >> this weekend the president's been a tough negotiator. as you said with republicans. i think he's b
an advantage because he was for same-sex marriage. not very long ago that was a wedge issue bob dole was using against bill clinton. i think we've made progress in some other areas. clearly be done and we have the deniers of global warming, but we're reducing the amount of oil that we import. there is progress in that regard. on the other hand, there's been, i think, retrogression in the recognition of two of the great accomplishments of america in the 20th century, with social security and medicare. before those two, we did not have the possibility for the average older person who wasn't wealthy to have a decent existence in retirement. we now have that. i'm sorry to see that pulled back. there's also an international event, for the first time, and i think we have to recognize this. from 1940 to 1990 we had very heavily armed, very bad people threatening our very existence as a society. even though we may have exaggerated that a little bit at the end. we don't have that anymore. we have murderous thugs and terrorists but they're not the nazis or communists. they don't threaten our very exist
issue bob dole was using against bill clinton. i think we've made progress in other areas. clearly environmentally. we have deniers of global warming. but we're reducing the amount of oil we import and use. there's progress in that regard. on the other hand, there's been some retrogregs in the recognition of two of the great accomplishments of america in the 20th century with social security and medicare. before those two, we didn't have the possibility for the average old person who wasn't wealthy to have a decent existence in retirement. we now that v that and i'm sorry to see that pulled back. there's also an international event. we have to recognize this. from 1940 to 1990, we had very heavily-armed, bad people threatening our existence as a society. we don't have that anymore. we have the thugs. they are not the communists. they don't threaten our very existence. we have an ability now, i believe, to reduce some of the resources and do more things at home. although there's an ideological barrier. >> i know you love the congress. tip o'neill once said the people are better now.
... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. >>> back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." once a birther, always a birther? it was supposed to be a formality when arizona's members of the electoral college cast their vote for the 2012 election for mitt romney. three of the romney electors began question about whether the president's brirth certificate is legitimate. tom morrissey said i'm not satisfied with what hooif seen. i think for somebody in the president's position to not have produced a document that looks more legitimate, 5i6 problem with that this another college member said he didn't think obama was proper vetted as a legitimate candidate. jap brewer refused to challenge those romney electors saying the bottom line is everyone is entitle to their own opinion. i happen to disagree. >>> next, south carolina state representative bill chummily filed a bill last week that called for the arrest of any public official, get this, found enforcing obama care. according to the proposal any state official caught ep forcing obama care, q
... ups? ups. not fantasy? who would have thought? i did. we did, bob. we did. got it. >>> as a country, we have been through this too many times. whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods. and these children are our children. we're going to have to come together and take more action to prevent tragedies like this. >> meaningful action. today's tragedy in connecticut brings the issue of guns to the forefront of america's minds tonight. with me are two people with personal experience with gun violence, u.s. congresswoman carolyn who lost her husband in a 1993 mass shooting on a commuter train. by the way, we called the nra, the national rifle association hoping to get someone from that organization on tonight. they said they're not commenting until more information is thoroughly known in this case. congresswoman, thank you so much for coming on. i know this brings it all back, but i thought it was great. i said we've got to get car
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